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NECIC Offering Business Plan Writing Classes

17 May , 2019  

Are you thinking of starting a business? Are you making and selling products from your home or small business but need an injection of capital to take you to the next level?

The North End Community Improvement Collaborative, Inc. (NECIC), as part of its microbusiness development program to support entrepreneurs and small business owners, is recruiting participants for its next round of business plan writing classes. More…

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NECIC To Host Discussion About Racial Inequality

9 May , 2019  

Dr. James Jones III will be the speaker for the upcoming AALI Speaks event on Monday, May 13 from 12-1:30 PM. He will talk about racial inequality and how it impacts communities, especially boys of color. More…

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Mansfield Y, NECIC Ask For Your Input On Community Parenting Survey

5 Apr , 2019  

Do you have a child or multiple children under the age of 12? Do you have unmet childcare needs that you want to see addressed?

The Mansfield Y and the North End Community Improvement Collaborative (NECIC) are calling on the community’s parents and caretakers to tell them about these needs by completing a survey. The survey is completely anonymous and will take only 5 minutes. More…

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Tickets Available For Youth Mental Health Speaker

2 Apr , 2019  

Buffi Williams will be the speaker at the upcoming AALI Speaks event on Monday, April 8 from 12-1:30 PM.

Williams will talk about solution-focused thinking, strengths-based leadership, mindfulness, and the link between mental health and educational success for youth. The state of the education system and the academic struggles of our children are popular topics in the public discourse today, which is why NECIC is making them the focus of this month’s AALI Speaks event. More…

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NECIC Launches Second Round Of Business Plan Writing Classes

10 Mar , 2019  

The North End Community Improvement Collaborative, Inc. (NECIC), as part of its microbusiness development program to support entrepreneurs and small business owners, is starting its second round of business plan writing classes on March 19.

Completing the 8-session course will make participants eligible to apply for microloans. The loans start at $500 and, depending on available funding, may range up to $1,000. The goal is to assist potential low-income and minority small business owners in exploring the concepts of entrepreneurship and determine if entrepreneurship is a pathway out of poverty. More…

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Diversity And Inclusion To Be Featured At NECIC Hosted Event

6 Mar , 2019  

Edward Akinyemi, Research & Development Coordinator at NECIC, will be the speaker for the upcoming African American Leadership Initiative (AALI) Speaks event. Along with his guest Don Bryant, councilman-at-large at Mansfield City Council, he will lead a candid discussion about the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. More…

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Raising Richland To Educate, Inspire Gardeners

27 Feb , 2019  

The 9th annual Raising Richland Community Garden Summit will be held Thursday, March 7 from 5:00 until 8:30 pm at the Longview Center, 1495 W. Longview Avenue in Mansfield.

This free event will provide inspiration and information for the home gardener as well as those involved in community or organizational gardens. More…

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NECIC To Host Speaker On The Company Line

3 Feb , 2019  

Have you ever heard of The Company Line?

In honor of Black History Month, and as a way to kick off the speaker series of the African American Leadership Initiative (AALI), Andrew Sewell of Lawhon & Associates will talk about a unique piece of local history: The Company Line, Mansfield’s first African American neighborhood. More…

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Microloan Program Launching At NECIC; Classes Start Next Week

23 Jan , 2019  

North End Community Improvement Collaborative, Inc. (NECIC), through a grant from the Ohio CDC Association and with the support of area community partners, will launch a microloan program to support entrepreneurs and small business owners. More…

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NECIC Invites All To Annual Meeting

13 Jan , 2019  


North End Community Improvement Collaborative, Inc. (NECIC)
will host their annual public board of directors meeting on Wednesday, February 6, from 4 to 6 PM at their office, 134 N. Main St. in downtown Mansfield. The public and media are encouraged to attend. More…

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NECIC Founds New African American Leadership Initiative

10 Jan , 2019  

North End Community Improvement Collaborative, Inc. (NECIC) has announced the founding of the African American Leadership Initiative (AALI). AALI’s mission is to identify and cultivate African American leaders in Mansfield and Richland County. More…

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Meet The Hunters: A Great North End Family

6 Jan , 2019  

NECIC recently began a series shining a spotlight on residents of the North End who have been highly involved in their neighborhood and city.

Their first spotlight focused on a family that has been much-involved in their community and was written by Candace Harrell, Communications Coordinator for the North End Community Improvement Collaborative. More…

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City Of Mansfield To Discuss CDBG Grants And Consolidated Plan At NECIC

26 Dec , 2018  

The City of Mansfield is in the process of developing a new Consolidated Plan as well as First-Year Action Plan for the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership Funds (HOME) through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Consolidated Plan will cover the 2019-2023 period and will identify the City’s priorities for allocating these federal grant funds for the next five years. Preparation of the Plan is guided by the regulations and requirements contained in the Code of Federal Regulations 24 CFR Part 91. More…

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NECIC’s Faith Based Advisory Council Meets, Looks Ahead At Exciting Programming For 2019

6 Dec , 2018  

The North End Community Improvement Collaborative, Inc. (NECIC) held their quarterly Faith Based Advisory Council (FBAC) breakfast meeting last week, bringing 2018 to a close and announcing new ventures for 2019.

The event was attended by representatives of local churches and faith-based initiatives, as well as representatives from area organizations, including Richland County Children’s Services and Idea Works. More…

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